Santa Pod Raceway

Festival of Power 2018

Friday 30th March to Sunday 1st April 2018

An action packed Easter weekend of family Drag Racing entertainment including Top Fuel Dragsters, Nitro Funny Cars, Jet Cars and National Drag Racing. Plus all things powerful off track including Monster Trucks, Stunt Displays and more.

Festival of Power Ticket Credit Values
100% credit value has been awarded to all Festival of Power tickets. Please see adverse weather ticket policy for details.

Festival of Power Photo Gallery
View photos from the Festival of Power 2018 on the Facebook Photo Gallery.

Festival of Power Photo Entry List
View photos of the cars and bikes entered for Festival of Power on the Entry List.

What's on - JET CARS:

Dragon Hunter and the Jet School Bus have unfortunately withdrawn from this event.

Fireforce 3Fireforce 3
The awesome Fireforce 3 Jet Car will be thundering down the strip. The jet engine develops thrust equivalent to more than 10,000hp and can run the quarter-mile in 5 seconds with a terminal speed in excess of 300mph! (All Days)

Fireforce 5Fireforce 5
Martin Hill's Jet Dragster otherwise known as Fireforce 5 will be lighting up the quarter mile. (All Days)

Roger Goring's state of the art Ford Mustang bodied Jet car is one of only 3 centre drive Jet Funny Cars in the world and the only one outside of the USA. (All Days)

Split SecondSplit Second
The Split Second Jet Dragster driven by Julian Webb will be hurtling down the strip. (All Days)

Jet BusOklahoma Willy - The Jet Bus
This 1958 VW pick up spent most of her life on a farm in Oklahoma and has undergone a total nut and bolt restoration. The Rolls Royce Viper 535 jet engine is from a fighter jet with an afterburner added to produce a maximum power output of 5000 lbs of thrust.

Reign of FireMini Jet Car
‘Reign of Fire’ is a GBC Mini Pro Funny Car and is powered by a Rolls Royce Gnome jet engine. Piloted by Lee Dennick.

What's on - DRAG RACING:

Top FuelTop Fuel Dragsters
Your first opportunity to see nitro burning machines this season and experience the explosive power of what top level Drag Racing has to offer. There will be three Top Fuel Dragsters driven by the UK's Liam Jones, Malta's Duncan Micallef and Antti Horto from Finalnd (All Days)

Fuel Funny CarNitro Funny Car
Modern Funny Cars have the same engines as Top Fuel Dragsters and run Nitro Methane but have tilt-up fiberglass or carbon fiber  bodies with the engine in front of the driver. Kevin Kent and Kevin Chapman will driving. (All days)

Nostalgia Funny CarNostalgia Funny Car
Nitro Funny Cars with classic body styles replicating the golden age of drag racing. (All days)

Pro ModMSA Pro Mod
0-240 mph in under 6 seconds! Full-bodied cars with massive engines and monster attitude. Pro Mod is the MSA National Drag Racing Championship class. Info at (All days)

ChampionshipsNational Drag Racing Championships
A huge variety of race cars and bikes will be competing in the first round of National Drag Racing championships. (All days)

Car Classes:

  • MSA Pro Mod
  • Nostalgia Funny Car
  • Super Comp
  • Super Gas
  • Super Street
  • Super Pro ET
  • Pro ET
  • Sportsman ET
  • Topspeed Automotive Street Eliminator
  • Comp Eliminator
  • VWDRC Pro
  • VWDRC Sportsman
  • Wildbunch
  • Junior Dragster

Bike Classes

Bike Classes:

  • Top Fuel Bike
  • Funny Bike
  • Pro Stock Bike
  • Super Street Bike
  • Competition Bike
  • 8.50 Bike
  • 9.50 Bike
  • ET Bike
  • Supertwin Top Gas
  • Junior Drag Bike

View descriptions of the various Drag Racing Classes.

Pit AccessPit Access
Unlike other motorsport venues the public are able to walk around the pits and watch the crews work on their cars and bikes.
(All days)


Monster TrucksMonster Trucks
The car crushing Monster Trucks
Podzilla and Swamp Thing will be attempting to out jump each other. (All Days)

Broke FMXBroke FMX
Top Freestyle Motocross riders will be performing gravity defying tricks as they jump between ramps
. (All Days)

Terry GrantTerry Grant Stunt Shows
Multiple world record breaking stunt driver Terry Grant presents the Terry Grant Stunt Shows. Terry will be performing precision stunts in a range of cars on the Friday and Sunday but on Saturday John Moore from Terry’s stunt academy will be taking the helm. John will also be bringing along his crazy BMW drift car to play with on Saturday too.
(All Days)

Lee BowersLee Bowers
Top freestyle motorcycle stunt rider Lee Bowers will be wowing the crowds with his jaw-dropping motorbike stunts. (All Days)

Peugeot Jet CarPeugeot Jet Car
Herve Franquin's will be bringing his Peugeot 205 Jet Car all the way from France to warm up the crowds at the Live Action Arena. (All Days)

Monster Truck Rides Monster Truck Rides
Rides will be available in the back of an multi-seat full size monster truck. (Passengers must be over 3ft tall)

Pedal Power Vs ParkourPedal Power Vs Parkour
The only show of it’s kind in the UK! Combining a 2 wheeled stunt rider and a freerunner in a choreographed performance. Expect to see double backflips from our amazing freerunner as featured on Britain's Got Talent and a mountain biker performing backflips! Which sport is most exciting? You decide!
(All Days)

EnginesHistoric Aero Engines
Historic Aero Engines will demonstrate their iconic engines which saw wartime service, a Rolls-Royce Merlin Mk500 and a Bristol Hercules Mk216. (All Days)

Fri 12.15pm, 3.30pm, 5pm
Sat 12.30pm, 2pm, 4.30pm
Sun 10.30am, 12pm, 2.30pm


The Pinders Circus will be bringing a dazzling family circus show to Festival of Power with performers ready to astound young and old alike. (All days)

Fun Fair RidesFun Fair Rides
There's fun for all the family off track with side shows and Fun Fair Rides. (All Days)

Assault CourseAssault Course
This Military assault course is British made and designed by a team of ex royal marine commandos and Paratroopers. FREE to use! (All Days)

Kids EntertainmentKids Entertainment
If the fabulous array of vehicles on show isn't enough to keep the kids happy there will also be children's entertainers, a wandering Nitro the Dragon and a Kids Craft Area. (All Days)

Pure GeniusEvening Entertainment
For those camping over with multi-day tickets there is evening entertainment in Fuelers Bar each night with live bands. (Fri & Sat)

Friday Band - Banned
Saturday Band - Pure Genius

Mini Monster TrucksMini Monster Trucks
Straight from the USA to the UK are Mini Monster truck rides for kids where you get to drive a real Miniature Version of Podzilla.

2 Seater2Seater Dragster
Watch as the brave and the lucky get to ride down the strip in the 7 second Santa Pod 2Seater dragster. See the 2Seater page for how to book a ride.
(All Days)

Helicopter Pleasure FlightsHelicopter Pleasure Flights
If you have always wanted to fly in a helicopter then this is your chance with Pleasure Flights around the raceway site available. Weather permitting. £45 per person, adult or child. (All Days)

Event Facilities:

There will be a range of traders selling everything from clothing to collectables. (All Days)

Bars & CaterersBars & Caterers
There are multiple bars and a range of caterers to suit all tastes on site at Santa Pod Raceway. (All Days)


Camping at Santa Pod is included with all multi day tickets, view full Camping Info here. Santa Pod has also partnered with Camplify and Pillow to offer Caravan / RV hire and Pre-pitched Tents / Glamping.

Camplify - Caravans & RVs
Peer-to-peer caravan hire and RV-sharing community, Camplify provide a wide selection of RV accommodation that can be booked at the event. Visit

Pillow - Camping & Glamping
Pre-pitched tents or glamping tents at Santa Pod Raceway are available from Pillow. Visit


For just £109 + VAT per person come along and enjoy the VIP experience including lunch and balcony viewing. Don't worry if you've already booked your tickets, you can still upgrade for a great day out or a gift.

More information on the Hospitality pages.

Festival of Power 2018 Tickets

Friday March 30th to Sunday 1st April 2018 - Kids Under 16 FREE*

Ticket Type Advance Standard Gates Open Grandstand
Friday £22 £30 Fri 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Saturday £22 £30 Sat 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Sunday £22 £30 Sun 8am £3(adv) / £6(std)
Fri/Sat £50 £60 Fri 8am per day
Sat/Sun £50 £60 Sat 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun £58 £70 Fri 8am per day
Fri/Sat/Sun + Thu Arrival £65 £75 Thu 8am per day

To Book Tickets please phone 01234 782828 or buy your tickets online.


Festival of Power 2017

View photos from last year's Festival of Power on the Facebook Photo Gallery and watch the highlights video.

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Festival of Power Menu

Festival of Power 2018 Preview, Running Order, Photo Entry List
Festival of Power 2017 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2016 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2015 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery
Festival of Power 2014 Highlights Video, Facebook Photo Gallery


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